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Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Qube update adds ArtistView creative elements interface

Qube update adds ArtistView creative elements interface

The render farm management platform also adds VRED support and other features. PipelineFX has released an update to Qube, its award-winning render management software. Leading the list of new features is an expanded ArtistView, which is in transition to be come the default UI in the product. ArtistView focuses on specific assets as opposed to […]

By January 19, 2016 Read More →
Mcor launches next-generation paper-based 3D printer

Mcor launches next-generation paper-based 3D printer

ARKe aims its new desktop printer at education and creative professionals. Mcor has been building intriguing 3D printers for several years using reams of copy paper as its build medium. Its new ARKe takes that technology to the next level, putting full color and high resolution into a selective deposition lamination printer. Mcor appeals to […]

By January 18, 2016 Read More →
CFS & ITI win research grant to develop new meshing solutions

CFS & ITI win research grant to develop new meshing solutions

The goal is to create new computational fluid dynamics routines for the earliest stages of aerospace industrial design. Cambridge Flow Solutions (CFS) and International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) have been awarded a three-year R&D grant award from the UK Government to support development of advanced geometry processing and automated meshing solutions for aerospace. Through the AuGMENT […]

By January 14, 2016 Read More →
Luxion awarded patent for real-time HDR image editing technology

Luxion awarded patent for real-time HDR image editing technology

The fourth patent awarded to the maker of Keyshot rendering software improves the ability to gain instant visualization of the light in a model environment. Software vendor Luxion, maker of KeyShot, has been granted a US Patent for an editing technique related to real-time lighting in High Dynamic Range (HDR) 3D models. The patent, “Live […]

By January 14, 2016 Read More →
Sketchfab gives its 3D web viewer a virtual reality sidekick

Sketchfab gives its 3D web viewer a virtual reality sidekick

Initially supporting Google Cardboard, Sketchfab’s “virtual cube” approach to 3D will soon extend to all leading VR headsets. When Sketchfab founder Alban Denoyel talked to GraphicSpeak in 2012 about the launch of Sketchfab, he said the motivation “was to provide 3D artists a great tool to show their work online. Many of them have portfolios […]

By January 13, 2016 Read More →
Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing

Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing

A new app for Windows and Apple devices can store cloud-based presentations locally.    The current update of Cl3ver—a cloud-based platform for interactive web and mobile 3D presentations in AEC and manufacturing—includes the ability to run presentations without a live Internet connection and enhancements to visual quality. Architectural and engineering projects are often presented in […]

By January 11, 2016 Read More →
LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

Curved, thin, flexible: Pick any two. Korean manufacturing behemoth LG created a stir at CES yesterday when they presented a concept demonstration of a digital display device that can be rolled up like a newspaper. The resolution on the 18-inch prototype is 1200 x 810. LG says the goal is 4K quality on a 55-inch […]

By January 7, 2016 Read More →
Eurocom introduces 4K mobile desktop replacement at CES

Eurocom introduces 4K mobile desktop replacement at CES

Sky DLX7 runs desktop-class CPU and GPU in mobile footprint. If bigger is better, Eurocom should win a prize at this week’s CES for introducing the Sky DLX7, the company’s second “Desktop Laptop.”  The Eurocom Sky DLX7 runs desktop-class CPUs and GPUs, supports 4K display to a 17.1” monitor, and can be stuffed with up […]

By January 7, 2016 Read More →
PTC to acquire Kepware for industrial automation data

PTC to acquire Kepware for industrial automation data

Building another node in an expanding Internet of Things platform. PTC has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Kepware, a software development company that provides communications connectivity for industrial automation. PTC will pay approximately $100 million, plus up to an additional $18 million based on achievement of certain strategic initiatives and financial results. PTC says […]

By January 5, 2016 Read More →
Inside the holographs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Inside the holographs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Thirty hologram shots and 120 other visual effects were created at Cantina Creative using Maxon Cinema 4D   The final installment in The Hunger Games film series (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2) takes audiences inside the capital city Panem for the first time. Compared to the miserable and primitive conditions of life in most […]

By January 4, 2016 Read More →